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Re: Run notebook so graphs are displayed and not their code

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  • Subject: [mg82230] Re: Run notebook so graphs are displayed and not their code
  • From: "David Park" <djmpark at>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 03:17:47 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <feutot$k1$>


As an alternative, you can close-up the graphics Input cells in your 
notebook. Select the cell bracket and use Menu -> Cell -> Cell Properties -> 
Open. You can also use Alt-CPO. This permanently closes the cell. To open it 
up again do the same thing. If the cell is selected it can be evaluated, or 
if the whole notebook is evaluated the cell will evaluate. Or you could also 
make it an initialization cell. You will have to do this for each graphics 
cell because you will probably not want to close up all input cells.

This does leave a very thin space in the notebook, and if Input cells have a 
color it will have a thin band of color.

I do this all the time and my only problem is that after I close-up the 
Input cell I'm always finding an additional change I want to make. However, 
once you learn Alt-CPO the cells can be opened and closed fast enough.

You can also do the same thing with derivations. You can do a number of 
calculational steps in a single cell, perhaps using % and %% and 
interspersing Print statements that annotate the steps you are doing. If you 
also put Text cells with textual exposition between Input cells you then end 
up with a notebook that reads very much like a research paper.

David Park
djmpark at

<tomfabtastic at> wrote in message news:feutot$k1$1 at
> Hello,
> I use a Mathematica notebook (Version 6) to create a report (which I
> then pdf and print off). The notebook has text with code for graphs in
> between. Once I run a graph I can double click on its bracket, which
> displays the graph but hides the code.
> My question is :
> Can I set up the cells (perhaps as initialisation cells) and be able
> to run the whole notebook, so that I don't need to go down the
> notebook (after it is run) and double click on each graph bracket to
> hide the graph code ?
> Regards,
> Tom

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